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I've started this project alone in May 2020 as project in my spare time at work, I'm working for a IT compagny that's started opening their services to residential customers few months ago and now my position in the compagny kinda drifted in the doom and gloom world of repetitive tasks like: Reinstallation of Windows 10.
The procedure is very repetitive and I started feeling like being a robot which is the main reason I started this project.
1. Q: Do you want this project to be accomplished with the usage of AutoIT ONLY or 3rd party tools / Scripts (BAT / CMD / VBS) ? A: No, if I cannot find a way using AutoIT to accomplish a task I will move to my Plan B which consist of automating an 3rd party tool to accomplish the affected task until a solution is found. 2. Q: What do I get from contributing/participating in this project? A: I will personally take the responsability to mention you in the credits of this project. 3. Q: If I have more questions, can I ask? A: Certainly! feel free to ask any questions related to this project! 4. Q: What is the main goal of this project? A: Automating Windows 10 configuration without user interaction needed (as much as possible) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Current progression of the project (more might be added in future)
« Blue = Info || Yellow = Unfinished/Untested || Purple = Could be better || Green = Done ||Red = Not Yet Started »
*** Very early Stage ***
Connect Network Attached Storage(NAS) (Tested & Working - AutoIT only)
Install Adobe Reader DC, 7zip, Google Chrome (Tested & Working - using 3rd party tool)
Change OEM Information (Tested & Working - contains both AutoIT version and CMD script)
Disable ScreenSaver (Require testing AutoIT only)
Change Computer Name (Require testing AutoIT only)
Change Default Browser (Work - using 3rd party tool)
Change .pdf / .pdfxml from Edge to Adobe Reader DC (AutoIT only)
Change Edge to Google Chrome as Default Browser (Tested & Working - using 3rd party tool)
Windows Updates (Currently working on it - AutoIT only)
Activate Office (Tested on 2010 & Working - CMD Script)
Pin to taskbar Excel, Outlook, Word, Chrome (Tested & Working - using 3rd party tool)
GUI currently featuring the following options
- TreeView to check case of desired tasks
- RichEdit to display ConsoleWrite with _NowTime()
*** To Do ***
- Read informations needed for tasks like: OEM, ComputerName, NAS user/password etc... from a file
- ListView for Windows Updates
- Probably more
*** Reply here if this project interest you,This will greatly help me to see if anyone want this project to become real ***
Click here to view or download W10 Configurator
Dan - thanks for all that you do - this stuff is great.
Hoping you can assist with an issue we are having now that we have moved to Windows 10/Server 2016. The Chrome interactions were working flawlessly until moving over. Now my code fails when attempting to create the session. As you can see, our Chrome install is not in a standard location but I have validated the path to the binary. I have attached some detail below including system info, console output and the chrome log detail. I have tried several recommendations that have seen in various forums but none have made a difference
Any assistance you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
In the past I had problems adding an application as a default for an extension in Windows 10. (It was easy in windows 7 using Registry) But since Windows 8 It requires to do some steps more. I wrote a tool (in other programming language) months ago for handling it. But now I just want to share an AutoIt version.
Check on GitHub.
I always try to work with old Windows 10 versions as much as possible because I know mane compatibility issues with Windows 10 upgrading.
But I couldn't do anything else (I got drivers problem), and nothing couldn't help me besides upgrading, so I upgraded from 1807 to 1903.
And...get another problem 😃
I use AutoitX library in external project like this.
While ObjectAutoit.WinExists("",WindowHeader) Cycle
After upgrade I get that this line code
become extremely low - ~ 20 seconds even if 10 windows open. But before upgrade it takes 0.5 s for a max.
And every time that this code line passes through - it takes ~20s, (20.115, for example), not less, not more. Something pauses it to work.
How can I diagnose, what is that?
I tried reinstall whole AutoIt, but no results.
Thanks to all.
I have an AutoIT script It monitors 2 websites for content that applys to me and the services that I provide. One site is : www.Freelancer.com The other: www.PeoplePerHour.com Both sites publish new jobs on their site hourly or so. My AutoIT app, will view those sites and present new jobs to me in a grid that pops up on my screen. Lately, the app has stopped showing me any jobs from PeoplePerHour.
For freelancer.com, Inetget is giving full html but for peopleperhour, now its not coming.
Local Static $hTimer = 0
Local Static $hDownload = 0
Local $aTitlesandUrls = 0
Local Static $sTempFile = ""
If $hTimer = 0 Then $hTimer = TimerInit()
If $hDownload = 0 Then
$sTempFile = _WinAPI_GetTempFileName(@TempDir)
ConsoleWrite("Checking PPH..." & @CRLF)
ConsoleWrite(">Downloading..." & @CRLF)
;~ $hDownload = InetGet("http://www.peopleperhour.com/freelance-jobs", $sTempFile, $INET_FORCERELOAD, $INET_DOWNLOADBACKGROUND)
$hDownload = InetGet("http://www.peopleperhour.com/freelance-jobs", $sTempFile, $INET_FORCERELOAD)
;~ Return 0
;~ Local $isCompleted = InetGetInfo($hDownload, $INET_DOWNLOADCOMPLETE)
;~ Local $isError = InetGetInfo($hDownload, $INET_DOWNLOADERROR)
;~ If TimerDiff($hTimer) > 3000 And $isError Then
;~ ConsoleWrite("!PPH Fail" & @CRLF)
;~ $hDownload = 0
;~ Return 0
Local $Show = 0
;~ If TimerDiff($hTimer) > 3000 And $isCompleted Then
If $hDownload > 0 Then
ConsoleWrite("+Downloaded..." & @CRLF)
Local $sPPHHtml = FileRead($sTempFile)
$aTitlesandUrls = _StringBetween($sPPHHtml, '"title">' & @LF, 'time>')
Local $sTitle = ""
Local $sUrl = ""
Local $sID = ""
Local $sDate = ""
For $i = 0 To UBound($aTitlesandUrls) - 1
$sTitle = _StringBetween($aTitlesandUrls[$i], '<a title="', '" class')
$sUrl = _StringBetween($aTitlesandUrls[$i], 'href="', '">')
$sDate = _GetDate($aTitlesandUrls[$i])
If IsArray($sTitle) And IsArray($sUrl) Then
$sID = _GetID($sUrl)
;~ _ArrayAdd($aPPH, $sDate & "|" & $sTitle & "|" & $sUrl & "|" & $sID)
$iRet = _BuildPopupsPPH($sID, $sDate, "PPH: " & $sTitle, $sUrl)
If $iRet Then $Show+=1
;~ If $Show > 0 Then ShowLatestJobs()
$hDownload = 0
$hTimer = 0